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Vesak Greetings 2015

Dear friends, Vesaakha Day marks the birth, enlightenment and passing of the Buddha. On this day, Buddhists around the world celebrate the occasion and reflect
May 31

Fw: [Pali] New year greetings 2015

Dear All:             As my old master taught us before he passed on; I remembered Master told us that we need to transfer merits to these kind of
Mingkong Zhang
Jan 31

New year greetings 2015

Dear friends, we are already four weeks into the new year. Yet, this is my first post to the group in 2015. So, I like to wish everyone a happy new year.
Jan 26

Sutta question

Dharma Friends, I'm working on a contemporary commentary on the Pabbajita Abhinha Sutta (A 10.48), SD 48.9. I want to quote an interesting story about a monk
Piya Tan
Jan 21

Re: Mahaa-Umagga Jaataka

I asked Ven. Yuttadhammo the question, and he replied: It's a different order on the Burmese edition. Ummagga is before bhūridatta. I asked Ven. Yuttadhammo
Dec 22, 2014

Re: Mahāniddesa

Lotter, You asked "Why translate the Niddesa?" The answer is very simple, because it is part of the Tipitika.
Dec 13, 2014

Mahaa-Umagga Jaataka

In Jataka V & VI (PTS, Cowell, Francis and Rouse), Book XXII, No. 546, is the sutta mentioned in the subject line. It should appear in the DPR Khuddaka - Ja
Dec 12, 2014

Re: Bhagavant

<> [R.O. Jadhao] PED gives three entries Saddhaa, Saddha1 and Saddha2 all related to
Dc Wijeratna
Dec 6, 2014

Useful guide to find meanings of Pali terms

Kumara Bhikkhu
Nov 30, 2014

Re: Bhagavant

Yes. Same is true with many other languages. The word Shraddha (Sanskrit/ Marathi/ Hindi equevalent of pali saddha) in todays India is used to mean faith on
Rajendra Jadhao
Nov 29, 2014

Re: Bhagavant

Dear Jhadao You are not wrong. There is no "right" translation of Pali. This was a maxim given to me by my Pali professor-a Japanese national. I did a little
Dc Wijeratna
Nov 26, 2014

Re: Bhagavant: the Blessed One

"Because of these reasons many translators leave "bhagavan" untranslated, which to me seems the best thing to do ..." According to OD however Bhagavān means
Dc Wijeratna
Nov 22, 2014

Re: Bhagavant

I have heard somewhere its bhag + ant = bhagavant bhaga - thirst, craving ant - end One who ended craving. Of course.. I may be wrong. R.O. Jadhao Sent:
Rajendra Jadhao
Nov 17, 2014

Re: Bhagavant

Dear Bryan Dear Dr Bittar In the Pali Sutta Pitaka the word Bhagavant does not occur. It is a construct by the PTS dictionary (PTSD). However, you get the
Dc Wijeratna
Nov 15, 2014

Re: Bhagavant: the Blessed One

Here are some (I think very) interesting points from the traditional Mahayana commentaries as preserved in Tibet and explained by Tony Duff: "[bhagavan] was
Anton Bjerke
Nov 15, 2014
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